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Anton's Bistrot

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Market Place | Market Place, Wells BA5 2RP, England
+44 1749 673457
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience. We ordered a glass of Querciarossa it was rank, like bad communion wine. Asked to swap and got an ok merlot. Then tasted the water; it comes in bottles but this one was clearly very old - tasted like carbonated but without the fizz (though did have some bubbles...). We were embarrassed having swapped the wine so decided... More 

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Thank Matt_B633
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have always frequently changed our water bottles but, following your comments, are now pouring them in turn for each table. We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 12 year old daughter and I visited Anton's Bistrot on 29 December as part of a day out in Wells. We were shown to a table and warned there could be a wait for food, fair enough as Wells was very busy and many restaurants were already full. The male waiter took our drinks order, returned with drinks and... More 

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1 Thank DRDOOF
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

We are so sorry to read your review. Losing your order was unacceptable and it should have been dealt with in a much better manner. We are sorry your daughter was upset and ask you please pass on our apologies to her, as well as yourself of course. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in here for lunch in December. Bit of a strange set up. There are menus by the door listing their festive meals but you can't order a main course from them at lunchtime. Instead, you select from a menu that doesn't have any festive food on it. If you fancy a dessert though you are handed the festive menu....... More 

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Thank Leigh C
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Apologies for the apparent confusion. Christmas Party menus are for those who have pre-ordered their meal in advance. This allows service to run more smoothly. Apologies if that was not explained to you. Fish and chips are served with chips from the fryer, as opposed to oven chips. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

we decided to drive into wells on a cold November evening for a belated birthday meal, saw Antons ,and decided to try Although fairly busy ,we were found a nice table for two near the window. The food was outstanding , I opted for the pork chop which was one of the best ive had , and the mint and... More 

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Thank spoons26
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Really appreciate you taking the time to write this review, thank you. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and service was as it should have been with at least one member of staff. There have been some changes to the team since you were last here. We do look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Wells and after walking around the small market by to the cathedral we decided on this restaurant/pub fearing that it would be too mainstream , but it was excellent. We ordered the fish and chips , the pasta , the chicken burger and the veggie Thai curry, the portions were excellent and everything was tasty and properly... More 

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Thank Nacho R
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Super review, thank you. We're pleased you were so pleasantly surprised. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Wells is a very beautiful historic city - has a Cathedral. Anton's is located in a historic building - also a hotel and pub. Booked a table, not overly busy when we first arrived so expected good service. Opted for a starter of goat's cheese and beetroot, followed by a Sunday roast of beef. Water automatically provided for the table,... More 

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Thank Sally E
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You're right about the goats cheese starter and it's no longer on the menu. Thank you for your feedback. With regards to the bread, you "got the impression they were left over rolls from breakfast." We never use any leftover food. Bread is delivered from a local bakery daily. We were short staffed that day.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed in the hotel attached to this restaurant and had 2 breakfasts and one dinner in the restaurant.. Good to the same staff as on our last visit 2 years ago. Food was fine both at dinner and breakfast and staff friendly and helpful

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Thank Richard A
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and meals with us. More 

Shanklin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Lets start with the food, 2 burgers and a steak. Firstly the chips were under-cooked (hard) and when they were replaced, not much better and tasteless. The burger was a finely minced meat, dense and totally lacking in juice or beefy taste. It reminded me of a distant memory of a frozen burger like a low grade Findus product. It... More 

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Thank John K
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

We're happy to take constructive criticism on the chin, where appropriate. Unfortunately your review is personal and insulting, making statements based on what your surmise and assumptions. Your opinion, not fact. We're sorry the burger was not to your liking. We are pleased it remains one of our most popular dishes for which we receive many wonderful comments from diners.... More 

Telford
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Unsure of our directions, receptionist didn't even lift her head when asked where the Bistro was. Stood by the bar waiting for some assistance, eventually a pleasant young girl arrived and we asked if we seat ourselves or wait to be seated. She went to get someone senior. In the meant time we looked at some menus which were snatched... More 

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Thank Broomstix
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

We're sorry, we were terribly busy when you came and you should have received better attention, this is not our norm. Orders were backed up in the kitchen which is why we were not taking new orders at that moment. The Bistrot closes at 3pm, hence not taking any food orders that as it has to be cleared for possible... More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped in for a pub lunch after touring the lovely Wells Cathedral. This pub is charming inside and very handy as it is located nearby. We ordered a cheese and tomato baguette with chips. It came as a stale low quality supermarket baguette with thin tasteless slices of tomatoes and that cheap pre-grated institutional cheese and crisps, not chips.... More 

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Thank FoodieNaples
CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this review

Whatever you do - DON'T eat here!!! Bit of perspective, perhaps? Cheese and tomato baguette comes with crisps, as described on the menu. The quality of our ingredients is neither "low quality" or "cheap". Dismay? Goodness me. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Cuisine
Bar, British, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Wells BA5 2RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 673457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?